Movies Coming Out In August 2012

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1.
The Lucky One (2012)
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A Marine travels to North Carolina after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war. (101 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
“ 23rd
If you liked this, you'll like: The Notebook, Water For Elephants and Dear John
(Australia's Abbey Cornish was a contender for the role of Beth but lost to Taylor Schilling.) ” - shanec1983
 
2.
Margin Call (2011)
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Follows the key people at an investment bank, over a 24-hour period, during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. (107 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor
“ 29th
If you liked this, you'll like: Wall Street, Page Eight and Inside Job ” - shanec1983
 
3.
The Devil's Double (2011)
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A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son. (109 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
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15th
If you liked this, you'll like: Scarface, Miss Bala and The Last King Of Scotland
(The Devil's Double gets its lefts and rights muddled: the driver should be on the right side in Iraq, but in some shots they are depicted on the left.) ” - shanec1983
 
4.
Passion Play (2010)
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An angel under the thumb of a ruthless gangster is saved by a trumpet player down on his luck. (94 mins.)
Director: Mitch Glazer
“ 22nd
If you liked this, you'll like: The Wrestler, Satin and Don't Come Knocking ” - shanec1983
 
5.
The Rum Diary (2011)
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American journalist Paul Kemp takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1960s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. (120 mins.)
Director: Bruce Robinson
“ 8th
If you liked this, you'll like: Mr Nice, The Boat That Rocked and Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
(Producer Johnny Depp was close friends with Thompson, who called their partnership the Too Much Fun Club.)
(An anachronism snuck into the 1960s setting of The Rum Diary in the form of a mobile phone tower.) ” - shanec1983
 
6.
Wish You Were Here (2012)
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Four friends lose themselves in a carefree South-East Asian holiday. Only three come back. Dave and... (89 mins.)
“ 29th
If you liked this, you'll like: The Slap, Animal Kingdom and The Interview ” - shanec1983
 
7.
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII. (160 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ 15th
If you liked this, you'll like: red Tails, Flags Of Our Fathers and The Longest Day ” - shanec1983
 
8.
The Hunger Games (2012)
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Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
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17th
If you liked this, you'll like: Battle Royale, Harry Potter and Twilight
(Natural blondes Lawrence and Hemsworth went brunette for their roles while Hutcherson hit the bleach.) ” - shanec1983
 
9.
Wrath of the Titans (2012)
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Perseus braves the treacherous underworld to rescue his father, Zeus, captured by his son, Ares, and brother Hades who unleash the ancient Titans upon the world. (99 mins.)
“ 1st
If you liked this, you'll like: Clash Of The Titans, Immortals and Hellboy
(Sam Worthington was a finalist for the role of James Bond in Casino Royale but lost out to Daniel Craig.)
(Classical history buffs would have noticed that the signum the Greeks bear in Wrath Of The Titans is actually more characteristic of the Romans.) ” - shanec1983
 
10.
Battleship (2012)
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A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. (131 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
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9th
If you liked this, you'll like: Transformers, Independence Day and The Hunt For Red October ” - shanec1983
 
11.
The Avengers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity. (143 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon
“ 29th
If you liked this, you'll like: X/Men: First Class, The Expendables and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
(Jeremy Renner was trained by Olympic archers for his role as Hawkeye.)

(With The Avengers having grossed an unprecedented $1 billion at the box office, we take a look at the actors who feel they missed out on the big bucks. While leading man Robert Downey Jr took home $50 million for his efforts, co-stars Samuel L Jackson and Scarlette Johansson only pocketed between $4-6 million apiece. And at the bottom of the list are Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo who only netted around $2-3 million each. Somehow we think they'll still manage to pay the bills!.) ” - shanec1983
 
12.
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
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A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs. (101 mins.)
“ 15th
If you liked this, you'll like: Ong-bak, The Transporter and Assault On Precinct 13 ” - shanec1983
 
13.
The Awakening (2011)
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In 1921, England is overwhelmed by the loss and grief of World War I. Hoax exposer Florence Cathcart visits a boarding school to explain sightings of a child ghost. Everything she believes unravels as the 'missing' begin to show themselves. (107 mins.)
Director: Nick Murphy
“ 15th
If you liked this, you'll like: The Others, The Orphanage and The Devil's Backbone
(Rebecca Hall was head girl at Britain's ultra-posh Rodean before dropping out of uni at Cambridge.) ” - shanec1983
 
14.
Roadkill (2011 TV Movie)
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Six young friends on a road trip in Ireland run afoul of gypsies who curse them for accidentally running down an old woman. The curse takes the form of a terrifying flying beast that tries killing them all. (88 mins.)
“ 22nd
If you liked this, you'll like: Breakdown, Drag Me To Hell and Jeepers Creepers 2 ” - shanec1983
 
15.
The Innkeepers (2011)
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During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Ti West
“ 23rd
If you liked this, you'll like: The House Of The Devil, The City Of The Dead and The Shining ” - shanec1983
 
16.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form. (96 mins.)
Director: Neveldine, Taylor
“ 1st
If you liked this, you'll like: Bad Lieutenant, Blade and Underworl: Evolution ” - shanec1983
 
17.
American Reunion (2012)
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Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion. (113 mins.)
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22nd
If you liked this, you'll like: American Pie, American Pie 2 and American Pie The Wedding
(Chris Klein went to dance workshops for his character Oz's Celebrity Dance-Off scene.)
(In one of the night shots in American Pie: Reunion you can see sunlight peeking through the windows of the music classroom.) ” - shanec1983
 
18.
Joyful Noise (2012)
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G.G. Sparrow faces off with her choir's newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill, over the group's direction as they head into a national competition. (118 mins.)
Director: Todd Graff
“ 1st
If you liked this, you'll like: Glee, Country Song and Hairspray ” - shanec1983
 
19.
Spud (2010)
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It's South Africa 1990. Two major events are about to happen: The release of Nelson Mandela and, more importantly, it's Spud Milton's first year at an elite boys only private boarding school. (103 mins.)
Director: Donovan Marsh
“ 8th
If you liked this, you'll like: Submarine, Cemetery Junction and Charlie Bartlett ” - shanec1983
 
20.
Detention (2011)
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As a copycat killer named after movie villain Cinderhella stalks the student body at Grizzly Lake High School, a group of co-eds band together to survive while serving detention. (93 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kahn
“ 9th
If you liked this, you'll like: The Cabin In The Woods, Jennifer's Body and DeadHeads ” - shanec1983
 
21.
This Must Be the Place (2011)
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Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II. (118 mins.)
“ 8th
If you liked this, you'll like: Life Is Beautiful, Mystic River and Almost Famous
(Sean Penn flew to Haiti on 21 January 2010 to help the relief effort after the earthquake there.) ” - shanec1983
 
22.
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
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A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. (107 mins.)
“ 16th
If you liked this, you'll like: The Full Monty, Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours ” - shanec1983
 
23.
Goon (2011)
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Labeled an outcast by his brainy family, a bouncer overcomes long odds to lead a team of under performing misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, beating the crap out of everything that stands in his way. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
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9th
If you liked this, you'll like: Moneyball, Dodgeball and Win Win ” - shanec1983
 
24.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
“ 15th
If you liked this, you'll like: Man Oncle, Drifting Clouds and Amelie ” - shanec1983
 
25.
Falling Skies (2011 TV Series)
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Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back. (42 mins.)
“ TV SERIES
Falling Skies S1 29th
Spartacus: Vengeance 29th
Downtown Abbey S2 1st
Mrs. Brown's Boys S1 1st
The Office S7 Part 1 22nd
Sons Of Anarchy S3 22nd
The Good Wife S3 29th

(SEASON 5 SONS OF ANARCHY - It looks though Disney protege Ashley Tisdale is looking to shed her squeaky-clean image - starting with a role on blood and lust bikie drama Sons Of Anarchy. The former High School Musical star has been cast in the forthcoming Season 5 as Emma Jean, a high-priced escort. Also riding into Charming will be Lost's Harold Perrineau as new villain Damon Pope, with Dexter's Billy Brown as his right-hand man. Jimmy Smits also stars as a gang member who might just replace Clay (Ron Pearlman) as the father figure in Jax's (Charlie Hunnam) life.) ” - shanec1983
 
26.
The Lorax (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. (86 mins.)
“ 1st
If you liked this, you'll like: Despicable Me, Rango and Dr Seuss; Horton Hears A Who!
(The Lorax premiered on March 2, 2012, the date of Theodor Geisel's (Dr Seuss) 108th birthday.) ” - shanec1983
 
27.
Top Cat (2011)
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Top Cat and the gang face a new police chief, who is not at all happy with the poor Officer Dibble's performance trying to prevent Top Cat's scams. (90 mins.)
Director: Alberto Mar
“ 22nd
If you liked this, you'll like: Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear and The Adventures Of Rocky And Bullwinkle ” - shanec1983
 
28.
The Stray (2012)
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Summer school, what a bummer! That is what Mason, Aidan, Maddie, Melinda and Luke are thinking on the first day of school... (88 mins.)
Director: John Rhode
 
29.
Seven Days in Utopia (2011)
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After a disastrous debut on the pro circuit, a young golfer finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas and welcomed by an eccentric rancher. (100 mins.)
“ 22nd
If you liked this, you'll like: The Blindside, Moneyball and A Warrior's Heart ” - shanec1983
 
30.
In the Name of the King: Two Worlds (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  
An ex-Special Forces soldier gets thrown back to medieval times to fulfill an ancient prophecy and ends up finding redemption for his own battlefield experiences. (96 mins.)
Director: Uwe Boll
“ 20th ” - shanec1983
 
31.
USS Seaviper (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange... (102 mins.)
“ 20th ” - shanec1983
 
32.
We Are the Night (2010)
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In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena. (99 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
“ 20th ” - shanec1983
 
33.
Behemoth (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Scientists discover a giant creature under the Earth that is wrapped around the entire planet. When the creature wakes all grumpy, it causes worldwide destruction. (90 mins.)
Director: W.D. Hogan
“ 20th ” - shanec1983
 
34.
The Ledge (2011)
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A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge of a high rise, where he has one hour to contemplate a fateful decision. (101 mins.)
Director: Matthew Chapman
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9th ” - shanec1983
 
35.
Psych:9 (2010)
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Working alone at night in a recently closed hospital, an unstable woman witnesses events that may be connected to a string of murders. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Shortell
“ 22nd ” - shanec1983
 
36.
One in the Chamber (2012)
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A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy. (91 mins.)
Director: William Kaufman
“ 15th ” - shanec1983
 
37.
Almost Kings (2010)
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Wanting a closer connection with his older brother, freshman Ted Wheeler seeks initiation into a group called "The Kings". But, as the corruption of The Kings is revealed, Ted must expose the ugly truth about the brother he once idolized. (93 mins.)
“ 22nd ” - shanec1983
 
38.
Jackers (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
A high-speed accident on the freeways of Los Angeles reveals a turf war between two competing car theft rings of sexy all-girl crews... (74 mins.)
Director: David Betances
“ 22nd ” - shanec1983
 
39.
The Amityville Haunting (2011 Video)
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This movie is a 'found-footage' film about the Benson family who move in to the infamous house where... (86 mins.)
“ 22nd ” - shanec1983
 
40.
Fairfield Road (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Noah McManus is leaving his job with the Boston mayor's office for a dream gig in Washington, D.C. But in a single day... (89 mins.)
Director: David Weaver
“ 22nd ” - shanec1983